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FairVote Media Round-up (6-8-18-edition)

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on June 08, 2018
FairVote Media Round-up (6-8-18-edition)

Read FairVote's Media Round-up to find out about what's happening in democracy today around #RankedChoiceVoting

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Las Cruces becomes the second city in New Mexico to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on June 05, 2018
Las Cruces becomes the second city in New Mexico to adopt ranked choice voting

Yesterday, New Mexico’s second largest city, Las Cruces, decided to follow in the steps of Santa Fe and adopt ranked choice voting (RCV) for municipal elections.

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The Supreme Court will soon rule on partisan gerrymandering

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on May 29, 2018
The Supreme Court will soon rule on partisan gerrymandering

In recent piece for Salon, FairVote’s Senior Fellow David Daley takes a look at the two cases of partisan gerrymandering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Benisek v. Lamone and Gill v. Whitford.

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St. Louis Park moves to switch to ranked choice voting in city elections

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on May 17, 2018
St. Louis Park moves to switch to ranked choice voting in city elections

The Minneapolis suburb's city council voted unanimously to change the city charter, which would allow voters to rank candidates by preference.

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Gerrymandering is getting worse… The Fair Representation Act could fix it

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on May 01, 2018
Gerrymandering is getting worse… The Fair Representation Act could fix it

Drawing congressional district lines to favor a political party has existed since the first elections of our Republic. But hyper-partisanship of the process is white-hot right now, and the problem could only get worse.

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St. Louis Park could be the third city in Minnesota to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on April 17, 2018
St. Louis Park could be the third city in Minnesota to adopt ranked choice voting

Last fall Minnesota’s two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, held very successful ranked choice voting elections. Now, St. Louis Park could be the state’s next municipality to elect local candidates with RCV.

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Canada’s Conservative Party used ranked choice voting to pick new leader

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on March 26, 2018
Canada’s Conservative Party used ranked choice voting to pick new leader

Canada’s most populated province, Ontario, recently used ranked choice voting (RCV) to determine the next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative race.

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Carnegie analysis: Fractured US democracy can be restored with electoral reforms like ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on March 15, 2018
Carnegie analysis: Fractured US democracy can be restored with electoral reforms like ranked choice voting

Recent Carnegie Endowment report outline several electoral changes including proportional representation and ranked choice voting that would go a long way in healing the nation’s broken politics.

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Only thing keeping Sarasota from a RCV election is state-certified voting software… and it’s coming

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on March 13, 2018
Only thing keeping Sarasota from a RCV election is state-certified voting software… and it’s coming

More than a decade ago, voters in Sarasota, Fla. overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative approving the implementation of ranked choice voting with 77.6 percent supporting the measure.

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Reform news round-up 3/9/18

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on March 09, 2018
Reform news round-up 3/9/18

Read what's happening in democracy today around ranked choice voting

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